Obit: Wells, Charles #3 (1894 - 1917)




Surnames: Wells


----Source: Granton News (Granton, Clark County, Wis.) 02/09/1917


Wells, Charles #3 (22 JUL 1894 - 1 FEB 1917)


(*Note - birth and death dates taken from another obituary for him)


Thursday night Charles Wells, a young man living six miles east of Humbird, was caught in the blizzard and frozen to death.  He and his brother were living at what is known as the Howe farm between Neillsville and Humbird, and he left Humbird Thursday evening to walk home.  He caught a ride part of the way and then started to walk the rest.  In some manner he became bewildered and lost, wandered off the road and finally froze to death.


Friday morning his brother becoming alarmed at his absence started out to look for him and found the body about a hundred rods from home and a short distance from the road.  The body was brought to Humbird that day and an inquest held.  Wells was a young man of good habits and his friends are at a loss to understand how he could have lost his bearings and wandered off the road even during the storm of Thursday night.  His death was the second reported from this vicinity from freezing during last week’s storm.




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